Uncover the stories of the past and discover their relevance today
Discover the rich tapestry of human history with a bachelor’s degree in history from Mary Baldwin University. Our program is led by a dedicated faculty of enthusiastic historians who provide a comprehensive understanding of American, British, African American, and European history. From foundational survey courses to captivating offerings like Twentieth-Century Europe through Film, our curriculum offers a diverse range of learning experiences.
- Time to finish
- 4 years
- In person, Online
- Bachelor of Arts
History and Social Science Education
Why Study History at Mary Baldwin?
At Mary Baldwin University, we empower our students to become historians, actively engaging in research, internships, foreign study, and service learning. Our program encourages a vibrant community where students and professors collaborate, exploring local and global historical sites, stories, and systems.
We prioritize the development of essential historical skills through personalized instruction and hands-on experiences. Our faculty places a strong emphasis on effective writing, primary source research, and one-on-one interaction with students. You’ll have the opportunity to specialize through focused colloquia on intriguing subjects such as Jamestown and the Atlantic World, or Lewis and Clark. In both our undergraduate residential and online programs, you’ll be guided in writing a senior thesis, showcasing your mastery of historical research.
Features & Benefits
- Internship and public history opportunities
- Small class sizes
- Discussion-based learning
- Field trips and experiences in Washington D.C.
- Study abroad opportunities
Flexibility with Online Courses
We understand the need for flexibility in pursuing your degree. Mary Baldwin’s innovative program allows you to complete your history degree entirely online. Experience the same high-quality education through our user-friendly platform while accommodating your personal schedule. Take advantage of our generous transfer policy, which enables you to transfer up to 18 credits (6 courses) from the Virginia Community Colleges System, fast-tracking your degree progress.
Students love our courses
You’ll take courses like:
This class explores the lives of individuals who helped shape modern America during the dynamic Progressive era of U.S. history (1890-1930). These years saw an explosion of new ideals, changing understandings of masculinity and femininity, discussions of sexuality, and growing LGBTQ+ communities. Also, reactionary forces of regression- homophobia, racism, nativism, and classism. We’ll consider evolving ideas and evaluate how related developments helped reshape a modern America.
A survey of the arts in America, including architecture, sculpture and painting, from the Colonial period to the present.
The struggle for African Americans to enjoy the rights of full U.S. citizens has been an arduous battle waged in the face of systematic racism and domestic terrorism. Here we analyze the history of the American Civil Rights Movement, emphasizing the role of ordinary citizens, centrality of religion, decisive events and personalities, tactics, its consequences, and legacy.
Unique student support
The McCree Center for Life Success assists current students and alumni in finding the best opportunities throughout their career development. We work closely with both faculty and employers to identify how your valued education best matches the needs of today’s evolving marketplace.
Cost & Financial Aid
A great education is worth it. Here’s how Mary Baldwin helps you pay for it: Generous financial aid packages, a broad range of scholarships, transferring maximum credit hours from previous coursework or relevant work and life experiences — the list goes on. Our mission is to help you level up and bring your aspirations to life.
MBU helps you fast-track your path to a bachelor’s degree with the opportunity to transfer up to 18 credits (6 courses) through direct course equivalents from the Virginia Community Colleges System.
- Cost per credit hour: $486
- Credits required for a bachelor’s degree: 120